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Angioplasty and Stenting

ImageCare Radiology is a trusted provider of angioplasty and stenting. With our state-of-the-art medical imaging facilities and top-tier interventional radiologists, we offer these procedures as advanced treatment options for arterial disease.

What is Angioplasty and Stenting?

Angioplasty and stenting are nonsurgical procedures aimed at reopening narrowed and blocked blood vessels. These treatments have revolutionized the management of arterial disease, providing a less invasive alternative to open surgery. In angioplasty, a small balloon is temporarily inflated within the affected artery to restore normal blood flow. Following this, a stent—a slender metal mesh tube—is often placed to keep the artery open, acting as a supportive scaffold.

An illustration of a stent being deployed in an artery, with the stent expanding the vessel walls to improve blood flow

What are the Benefits of Angioplasty and Stenting?

Angioplasty and stenting are better alternatives to traditional surgery for treating arterial disease. They offer several advantages that make them popular among patients and physicians.

One of the significant benefits of angioplasty and stenting is that they are minimally invasive procedures. They are performed through small incisions, which reduces the risk of complications compared to open surgery. These procedures can be done under local anesthesia, making them safer and decreasing the likelihood of side effects associated with general anesthesia.

Another advantage is that patients recover quickly after angioplasty and stenting procedures. They can often return to their daily routine shortly after the treatment. This is different from conventional surgery, which requires long hospital stays and recovery periods. Same-day procedures are convenient and efficient, helping patients to get back to their lives with minimal disruption.

Moreover, balloon angioplasty and stenting are highly effective treatments that can alleviate symptoms such as pain, fatigue, and the risk of severe complications like heart attacks or strokes. They help restore proper circulation and have been shown to significantly improve blood flow. The stent placement ensures the long-term patency of the blood vessel, providing a lasting solution to narrowed or obstructed arteries.

How Does an Angioplasty and Stenting Procedure Work?

During an angioplasty and stenting procedure, the patient will be comfortably sedated while the interventional radiologist makes a small incision, typically in the groin. A catheter is then inserted into the arterial system and navigated to the blockage site under X-ray guidance. Once in position, the radiologist inflates a balloon at the catheter’s tip to compress the plaque against the artery wall. If necessary, a stent is placed to ensure the artery remains open. These procedures are generally completed within an hour, and patients can often return home the same day.

Contact Us for Angioplasty and Stenting Procedures

ImageCare Radiology is ready to serve you with the most advanced angioplasty and stenting procedures available at our Jefferson location. Our commitment to patient care and clinical excellence ensures that you will receive the best treatment outcomes in a comfortable and caring environment.

If you or someone you know is dealing with arterial disease and could benefit from angioplasty and stenting, we encourage you to contact us. Schedule an appointment to discuss how these procedures can improve your health and quality of life. Our team is dedicated to providing you with a smooth and supportive experience throughout your care journey.